Scuba Diving in Indonesia

Indonesia is an epicenter of biodiversity, hosting a greater variety of marine life than anywhere else on earth.Indonesia has one of the longest coastline in the world, The South China Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean converge here, on the world’s largest archipelago of more than 18,000 islands, and the result is spectacular diving. Indonesia is an epicenter of biodiversity, hosting a greater variety of marine life than anywhere else on earth. The South China Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean converge here, on the world’s largest archipelago of more than 18,000 islands, and the result is spectacular diving. Indonesia is little known to divers out there that Indonesia is actually one of the world’s best scuba destination even though it has many beautiful diving spots.

Bali, one of the most popular places for learning to dive, is also a hot spot for giant sunfish encounters and has some stunning drop-offs. East of Bali is Komodo, where nutrient rich currents underpin a vibrant ecosystem and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Off Lombok, the Gili Islands are casual, beautiful and tranquil, with turtles, cuttle fish, octopus, lion-fish and scorpion fish to delight new divers.Many divers find this place with good shore-based diving surrounded with a view of magnificent volcanoes and lush rice paddy terraces. Choices of dive sites here includes Nusa Penida, Lembongan islands, Tulamben and Candi Dasa.

The best time and weather to dive in Indonesia is during the dry season of April to December. But it is generally alright to dive all year round in Indonesia. The water temperature is warm year round, however some of the off-shore dive sites may have steep thermo-climes that significantly lower the water temperature. If you are pregnant or suffering from any kind of illness then avoid this activity. Only attempt this activity when you are good in swimming and do not have any kind of phobia and allergy with sea water. Don’t force your group members and friends for engaging in this activity if they are not comfortable. Proper guidance is required for scuba diving so, follow your guide rules always.

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